The Dream Boat

October 6, 2015 § Leave a comment

Recently I’ve been reading more and more of the New York Times Magazine. It’s a quality of journalism that I like to see, and since unsubscribing from the weekend Age, I miss my feature articles and undercover journalism.

Today I was linked to an article about a journalist and his photographer who had spent a lot of time (locked up in a dilapidated apartment near a slum area of Indonesia) and money (paid to smugglers) passing themselves off as political dissidents from Georgia in order to board a plane from Afghanistan to Indonesia and then a boat to Australia. This was just before Tony Abbott was elected. I link it because I think it’s a great piece of journalism and because Australia is shamefully lacking in compassion when it comes to how we treat asylum seekers.

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